Smashing the Hong Kong box office, Dante Lam's (The Viral Factor
, The Stool Pigeon
) MMA action blockbuster Unbeatable
is praised for its seamless action choreography and intricate depiction of human emotions. Instead of going overboard and filling the movie with pure androgen, Lam strikes a good balance of masculinity, family and humanity for what seems to be a straight off macho subject. Nick Cheung and Eddie Peng's brilliant portrayals of MMA fighters, not to mention their hard-trained physique, add to the draw of the film. At the Shanghai Film Festival's Golden Goblet Awards, Nick Cheung won Best Actor while ten-year-old Malaysian child star Crystal Lee took home Best Actress for their outstanding performances.
Ching Fai (Nick Cheung) was once a champion boxer, but he sold out his career for money. To run away from reality, Fai spends his life gambling and finally has to flee to Macau to escape loan sharks. In Macau, Fai meets his apprentice Qi (Eddie Peng) who vows to rebuild life with his father after their family business goes under. When Qi gets injured in competition, Fai, at the age of 48, once again steps onto the MMA stage to fight on behalf of his student.
This version comes with trailers, interviews and making-of.